Daily Sports Headlines December 31, 2022

Daily Sports Headlines December 31, 2022

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Super sub Marcus Rashford grabs late Man United winner at Wolves

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a late winner in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory at Wolves on Saturday. The forward was dropped from the starting lineup for unspecified “internal disciplinary” reasons, according to manager Erik ten Hag.
However, the England international was brought on after half-time and his strike earned a crucial win for United. The result sees United climb into fourth place in the Premier League while Wolves remain in the relegation zone.

Erik ten Hag confirms Man Utd superstar is dropped to the bench for “internal disciplinary” reasons

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Marcus Rashford has been dropped to the bench against Wolverhampton Wanderers for disciplinary reasons.The Red Devils face Wolves at Molineaux Stadium today (December 31), looking to continue their pursuit of a top-four finish. Marcus Rashford has been in fine form this season, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists in 21 appearances across competitions.

I want to create two teams for Pakistan” – Shahid Afridi wants to follow BCCI’s footsteps

Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim selection committee, Shahid Afridi, has said he wants to create two teams for Pakistan to improve bench strength.Speaking at a press conference, Afridi said, as quoted by Pakistan Cricket:
“I want to create two teams for Pakistan before my tenure ends in order to improve bench strength.”
The statement came after Pakistan pacers failed to deliver in the absence of injured pacers Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf (he played only in the 1st Test vs England), losing the Test series 0-3 at home.

Kevin Owens opens up on how John Cena treated him when he joined WWE

In a recent interview with WrestleRant, Owens spoke about working with his idols in the Stamford-based company. I’ve been very lucky and fortunate to be in the ring with people I looked up to as I was coming up. And 99% of them have been amazing and it’s been so great to be around them and kind of getting to see that people I looked up to were, you know, as great as they seem to be on television and, you know, John’s at the top of that list man,” he said.
From the moment I showed up, he was all about trying to help me be the best performer I could be and as valuable to WWE as I could get. And now to get to team with him, you know, as he’s, like I said his matches, let alone his appearances are few and far between but his matches are even more rare. I’m just, I’m, you know, very grateful to get to do all that,” he added.

Ric Flair shares a message after Charlotte Flair’s return on SmackDown

WWE star Charlotte Flair made a triumphant return to SmackDown this week.Flair had been out of action since her WrestleMania Backlash encounter with Ronda Rousey, where she had lost the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an “I Quit” match. She married former WWE star Andrade El Idolo during her hiatus.
She made her return immediately after Rousey battled Raquel Rodriguez for the SmackDown Women’s title. Clad in purple with a new theme song, Charlotte Flair challenged The Baddest Woman on the Planet to an impromptu title match.

Football is football because of players like Pele: Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said football would not be what it is without players like Brazilian football legend Pele. “Footbal is football thanks to these types of people, players.
In the past, the number (jersey) number 10 was just a number and after (Pele) it became something
special,’ said Guardiola. He added that the Brazilian could have been successful in any footballing era.

Indian women’s hockey team to return to national camp ahead of SA tour.

Indian women’s hockey team will return for the national camp in Bengaluru to prepare for
upcoming tour of South Africa. Hockey India have named a 33-member core probable group
for the camp, which will be held from January 2 to 13. South Africa tour will take place from January 14 to 28. India recently won the inaugural FIH Nations Cup.

Man Utd need more quality players to remain competitive said Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said the club needs reinforcements to remain competitive on all fronts. He added that any
signing in January would only be completed if the terms match their “‘sporting and financial criteria’. “If you want to..be in all the leagues
and keep playing in all the leagues…you need players, you need numbers,” said Ten Hag.

Former wWE wrestler Jaysin Strife
passes away aged 37

Former WWE and AEW wrestler Jaysin Strife,
real name Nathan Blodgett, has died at the
age of 37. Strife passed away on December
29 after a “long’ and “intense” health struggle,
his brother Jason said in a Facebook post. His
family has set up a GoFundMe to assist with the
costs of his memorial service.

Nadal loses his last match of 2022
against Norrie at United Cup

Rafael Nadal lost his last match of 2022 after
a 6-3, 3-6, 4-6 defeat against Britain’s Cameron
Norrie at United Cup mixed teams tournament
on Saturday. It was Norrie’s first singles win over
the Spaniard. With this, Norrie gave Team Great
Britain a 1-0 lead against Team Spain in Sydney.
This was Nadal’s first match since ATP Finals in

Rashford benched from Man Utd squad
over ‘internal disciplinary’ issue
Forward Marcus Rashford was not included
in Manchester United’s starting XI against
Wolverhampton Wanderers over “internal
disciplinary’ reasons, said manager Erik ten
Hag. Former United midfielder Paul Scholes
responded to the same and said that he “loves”
Ten Hag’s hardline approach. “Ten Hag doesn’t
care who it is. Rashford would be the first name
on the team sheet,” said Scholes.

Great game: Ancelotti as Benzema
scores twice within 6 mins in La Liga
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti praised
their forward Karim Benzema after he scored
twice within six minutes to help them win 2-0
against Real Valladolid in La Liga. ‘A great game
from Benzema… won’t speak about France’s
decision..He’s very excited to be back’ stated
Ancelotti. Real Madrid are at the top of the La
Liga points table.

A sad end, Ronaldo finished career with an interview, Messi won WC: Carragher
After Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabian
club Al-Nassr, former Liverpool player Jamie
Carragher said it isa ‘sad end”. “Ronaldo has
finished his career with an interview with Piers
Morgan and Lionel Messi has won the World
Cup’ he added. Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in a
two-and-a-half-year deal and is expected to
earn around €500 million (around 74,400 crore).

Full list of nominations for lICC Awards
2022 announced

The full list of nominations for all the nine
individual categories of ICC Awards 2022 has
been revealed. No Indian has been nominated
for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year award,
while Smriti Mandhana has been nominated
for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award.
Suryakumar Yadav has been nominated for ICC
Men’s T201 Cricketer of the Year award.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your attention.

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